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Certificate in European Studies

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General Information

The European Studies Certificate formally recognizes students’ knowledge and skills gained in courses based in three categories of European Study: Histories and Politics; Literatures and Ideas; and Cultures and Societies. This certificate also recognizes that students have training in a European language other than English.

  • Offered by: The Department of Political Science
  • For further information about this certificate program, students should consult the Certificate Advisor

Certificate Requirements (30 units):

6 units from Literature and Ideas:

6 units from Cultures and Societies:


  • 6 units in a European language other than English at the 200 level (at the 300 level for Greek and Latin) or higher.
  • 6 units from the list of approved classes from any category


  1. A minimum of 6 units at the 400 level is required.
  2. Some courses are applicable to more than one area of study where this is the case, a course may be counted toward only one area’s requirements.
  3. No more than 12 units from courses in the student’s declared major can be applied to this certificate
  4. Students may apply for other courses to count toward the Certificate, with the approval of the Certificate Advisor.

Students completing the European Certificate program are strongly encouraged to take advantage of opportunities for study abroad in Europe, either in U of A programs such as the U of A School in Cortona, in partner institutions, or in international internships offered through UAI.

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